The First Confessor

The First Confessor

The Legend of Magda Searus

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Follows the experiences of Magda Searus, who is shunned by her community members when she makes unsettling discoveries about her powerful husband's suicide and ventures out into a war-stricken world.
Publisher: New York : Tor, 2015.
Copyright Date: ©2012.
ISBN: 9780765383068
9780765383075
Characteristics: 604 pages ;,25 cm.

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AshesChu
Jun 18, 2018

This is a prequel to the "Truth" series, but I feel like "The First Confessor" can be an amazing stand-alone novel. I've been following Richard and Kahlan's adventures for years now and "The First Confessor" is definitely one of the best books in this series--possibly because it can be a stand-alone novel all on its own and because character exposition is done through what the characters do/how they act rather than a narrative blurb. Overall, if you want a fantasy kick without having to wade through dozens of books to get the full story, "The First Confessor" fills that urge without leaving you hanging and having to hunt down another book/volume of a series.

ChristchurchLib Jan 17, 2017

Before there was the heroic duo of Richard and Kahlan, there was lone heroine Magda Searus. This prequel to the Sword of Truth series opens as Madga unexpectedly loses her husband, First Wizard Baraccus, to suicide. Determined to find out why Baraccus chose this drastic course of action, Magda seeks out a spiritist who can speak to the dead -- and, in doing so, learns of a great danger to the realm. However, as a commoner and a magically ungifted woman, Magda faces staunch opposition from those in power when she attempts to carry on her husband's work.

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BabyDuck68
Dec 31, 2015

I've read most of this author's books. One thing I didn't like was that the story was extremely slow and took forever to get to the main storyline/purpose of the book. If you're familiar with the Sword of Truth "universe," you might enjoy this as it tells the history of how the confessor line first started.

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desertgrandma
Sep 07, 2015

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